A lot of residents along the southern edge of Wantagh and Seaford have noticed a strange smell in their area since Thanksgiving. They have been complaining in Facebook groups about malodorous stenches from the Cedar Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant.

The expansive 259-acre park offers tennis, athletic fields, and a dog run. It also features a paved bike path to Jones Beach. Read on for some ideas.


Whether you are into tennis, handball, basketball, or soccer there is something for everyone here. The park offers eight tennis courts, two basketball courts, and four softball fields plus multipurpose fields used for football and lacrosse. The kids can let loose on the large playground which was voted by the Long Island Press and News 12 as “Best Playground of Long Island”. There are also paths for walking, jogging, or biking along with three reserved picnic areas. In the winter the park has a roller rink and sled hill. A regulation-sized archery range and aerodrome field for radio-controlled model airplanes are available year-round.

Cedar Creek Park is a 259-acre park that seamlessly combines tranquil nature with a wealth of recreational opportunities. It is the home of the Island’s famous bike path to Jones Beach, numerous baseball and soccer fields, a dog park, a roller skating rink, a sled hill, and more. It is the perfect place to get away from it all and enjoy the beauty of nature.

Bike Path

The path at Cedar Creek Park runs parallel to the Wantagh Parkway all the way down to Jones Beach. It is a well-paved bike path that is popular with walkers, runners, rollerblades, and cyclists.

The 7.5-mile ride to Jones Beach is a great experience and you will cross over 3 bridges along the way. The path goes through a number of State parks and Town beaches which require parking fees for non-Nassau County residents.

The trail passes through the historic train station at Chester and a few other cool sites along the route like an old rusty car and an original railroad stop in Seaford that is rumored to be haunted. The trail also connects to the new Ocean Parkway Coastal Greenway past Tobay Beach and Gilgo Beach. This newer path extends to Captree State Park in Babylon in Suffolk County. The new path has bathrooms and lots of parking. It’s a great place to go on an outdoor adventure while practicing social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic. Visit this site!

Dog Park

The dog park at this large public park is a great place for dogs to play and enjoy some exercise. This dedicated area of the park provides a fenced-off space for dogs with separate areas for small and large dogs. The park also includes a playground, roller rink, and an aerodrome field designed for radio-controlled airplanes.

A paved path runs from this waterfront park to Wantagh Parkway and from there to Jones Beach, offering a great bike ride for cyclists, joggers, and dog walkers. Environmental conservation is a priority at this park, and many efforts are made to protect the natural environment.

There are eight tennis, handball, and paddleball courts, multipurpose fields for football, soccer, and lacrosse, and a children’s play area named “Best Playground of Long Island.” A new addition to this park is the dog run that was developed by LI-DOG with separate large and small dog areas, water fountains, and waste bag stations.


The park offers a range of activities for children, adults, and families. It includes a playground that was named the best on Long Island in December of 2006, as well as tennis, handball, and paddleball courts, baseball, softball, and soccer fields. The 259-acre facility also provides the entry point for the island’s famous six-mile paved path to Jones Beach, popular with joggers and bikers.

Throughout the year, Cedar Creek Park hosts community events that foster a sense of connection to one another and to the beauty and serenity of nature. The event calendar is full of cultural offerings, outdoor concerts, and crafts fairs.

Other family-friendly activities include a fishing ramp open year-round, picnic areas, a dog park, and an archery range. The bluffs overlooking the sound are an ideal place to enjoy backcountry hiking and wildlife viewing. The site is also the home of the Watch Hill Visitor Center, where visitors can touch the shell of a horseshoe crab and dig up whale bones in the Discovery Bone Cove. Check our next area of interest here.



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